The Sierra Junior Tennis Association’s mission is to encourage youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens through tennis.  This scholarship targets high school seniors pursuing an education at a community college, university or vocational school, and who have been tennis players in the Northern Nevada / Lake Tahoe region.

$3,500 in scholarships will be awarded this year to deserving high school seniors who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA), high school tennis or other organized youth tennis programs in the Greater Truckee Meadows area. Applications due February 28th, 2024.

2023 Scholarship Winners

Girl's First Place - $750
Josie Koelewyn - Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology, played for McQueen High School

Girl's Second Place - $500
Jillian Kirgin - Wooster High School

Girl's Third Place - $250
Audrey Priest - Manogue High School

Boy's First Place - $750
Victor Liu - Galena High School

Boy's Second Place - $500
Ryan Imsdahl - Damonte Ranch High School

Boy's Third Place - $250
Yuri Melikov - Hug High School

USTA Foundation Scholarship Application

The USTA also offers an annual scholarship and we encourage those interested and eligible to apply The USTA Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • Perform community/volunteer service
  • The USTA Foundation strategic goals includes providing scholarships to support tennis and youth development, with priority given to students who participated in enrolled National Junior Tennis and Learning organizations (“NJTL Chapters”).
  • Demonstrate significant financial need (verified during two stage process; utilizing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information)

The application form can be found HERE. The timeline for the 2024 USTA Foundation Scholarship is as follows:

  • February 5, 2024 - Scholarship Application Opens
  • May 15, 2024 11:59ET - Scholarship Application Deadline
  • June 17, 2024 - Confirmation Form (Second Stage of the application)
  • July 1, 2024 - Award Notifications

University of Nevada Wolf Pack

SJTA is a proud partner of the Nevada Wolf Pack Tennis Teams! Cheer on the teams each season at the McArthur Tennis Center located off Valley Road on Dolly Drive adjacent to the Hixson Softball Park.

Support our local Wolf Pack!

Women's Team & Men's Team​ ​

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Partnership

Thank you to all of our volunteers! If you would like to volunteer for our quarterly cleanups, please contact us at tennis@sierrajuniortennis.org.

SJTA is pleased to be partnering with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful by participating in their Adopt-A-Spot program. In 2021, we adopted Whitaker Park, just west of the University. Founded in 1937, Whitaker is one of Reno's oldest parks. Amenities include two tennis courts, playground, horseshoe court, picnic shelters, walking trails and dog park.



Caughlin Athletic Club
4100 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV
Director: Randy Reynolds, Tennis Nation Racquet Sports
Telephone: (775) 240-6505

Reno Tennis Center
2601 Plumas Street, Reno, NV
Director:  Randy Reynolds, Tennis Nation Racquet Sports
Telephone:  (775) 689-2975

South Reno Tennis
110 Bishop Manogue Drive, Reno NV
Director:  John Matkulak
Telephone: (775) 409-6500

Washoe Tennis Club
2285 West Moana Lane, Reno, NV
Telephone: (775) 629-2582


Oppio Park
2355 18th St. Sparks, NV

Burgess Park
1605 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV

Shelly Park
2901 N. Truckee Lane, Sparks, NV

John D. Winters Centennial Park
5400 Heritage Way, Carson City, NV
Director: Eldon Wilson


Tahoe Donner Tennis Center
11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA
Director:  Ian Mindell
Telephone:  (530) 587-9474; info@tahoedonner.com

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club
837 Warrior Way, Zephyr Cove, NV
Director:  Dave Nostrant
Telephone:  (775) 586-7271